Those engaged in developing applications for Nokia N97 will be interested to know that the final version of the Nokia N97 SDK has been released today.
The new SDK version provides:
- Improved support of home screen features.
- Updated SDK documentation.
- Support for the Chinese version of the full keyboard.
- Updated example applications.
- Updated default emulator theme.
- Fixes for all other important bugs.
Read more about features and known issues in SDK’s release notes.
It is probably worth making clear a few points about this SDK:
Nokia N97 is and S60 5th Edition (Symbian^1) device and it is fully compatible that that platform release. Any application developed for S60 5th Edition devices using the S60 5th Edition (Symbian^1) SDK will be compatible with smartphone as well.
The Nokia N97 SDK is only provided as an alternative, mostly beneficial to those developing applications targeting N97′s specific features, features not supported by the platform release and thus not supported by other devices based on it, as for example the home screen widgets.
While the APIs in the S60 5th Edition SDK are covered by platform’s binary compatibility promise, all the additional device specific APIs provided by the Nokia N97 SDKs are provided "as is", without binary compatibility promise.
That’s it. Enjoy the new release and don’t forget to let us know what you think about it.